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Un/common Ground

by Allan Kolski Horwitz

The ten stories in Un/common Ground do, indeed, cover the unusual and generally unwritten about in South Africa with respect to both themes and styles. They range from adult love entanglements to the difficulties of children caught in the dissolution of families; from white supremacist racial murders to utopian societies of the 26th century; from drug induced hallucinations and trade in human body parts to the problems of creating a new identity for anti-apartheid activists faced by a radically changed world order.


Allan Kolski Horwitz was born in 1952 in Vryburg, South Africa but grew up in Cape Town. Between 1974 and 1985 he lived in the Middle East, Europe and North America, returning to live in Johannesburg in 1986. Since then he has worked as an organiser and educator in the trade union and social housing movements. He is a writer in various genres as well as being a songwriter and singer. Since leaving full-time employment in the trade unions in 2009, he continues on an ad hoc with his work as an educator and activist. He is a member of the Botsotso Jesters poetry performance group and of the Botsotso board of management.

ISBN 9780620297257
Pages 210
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations
Published 2002
Publisher Botsotso Publishing, South Africa
Format Paperback